john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,147 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

441. Consciousness 12/8/2006
442. Death Relates 12/8/2006
443. Poem About Poetry - Good That Poetry Never Really Sells 12/10/2006
444. Haiku - Shadow Play 12/10/2006
445. Haiku - Beauty Of Death 12/10/2006
446. Poem About Poetry - Poetry Versus Hell 12/11/2006
447. Jingle, Jingle, Nickels In The Pocket 12/11/2006
448. Day's End 12/12/2006
449. Poem About Poetry - Lost In Poems 12/13/2006
450. She-Male 12/14/2006
451. Poem About Poetry - Born Poets, Made Poets 12/15/2006
452. The Heart 12/15/2006
453. The Heart Seldom Fails 12/15/2006
454. Malaysiana - At The Kapit Jungle Produce Market 12/17/2006
455. My Hands Are Tied 12/18/2006
456. How I Wish To Be Loved 12/19/2006
457. How I Wish To Live My Life 12/19/2006
458. How I Wish To Be Remembered 12/19/2006
459. Eye To Eye With A Ghost 12/20/2006
460. The Chosen People 12/25/2006
461. Monster 12/26/2006
462. Partner By Accident 12/26/2006
463. Topping Her Dream 12/26/2006
464. Eternity Gear 12/26/2006
465. Blessed Triangle Affair 12/27/2006
466. To Rise Again 12/28/2006
467. Beating A Path To Onself 12/28/2006
468. Who You Cannot Teach 12/23/2006
469. A Tortoise 12/25/2006
470. Travel Haiku - Nuremburg (Germany) 12/25/2006
471. Dance Of Time 12/29/2006
472. Eyes That Blind 12/29/2006
473. God Please Bless Him 12/31/2006
474. Successes Round As The Moon 1/2/2007
475. Ode To Plath 12/30/2006
476. Frosty Loneliness 12/30/2006
477. Travel Haiku - California Tahoe Skiers 1/3/2007
478. Cool As A Bud 1/3/2007
479. We Have Been Such Great Friends 1/5/2007
480. Prize Winning Haiku - Banana Grove (Japan) 1/5/2007

Comments about john tiong chunghoo

  • Mo. (6/2/2007 1:30:00 PM)

    ''Keep On! ! ''

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  • Stewart Mckenzie (5/3/2005 6:59:00 PM)

    Not rubbish - modern physics, see for example 'The Elegant Universe' by Brian Greene. The time of a traveler moving at the speed of light relative to you is stopped according to your watch, just as your time is to the traveler. This is Einstein's special theory of relativity. Photons are sub-atomic “entities” that convey light. They have the extraordinary property of always traveling at the same speed no matter where they are coming from, from where they are observed, or how fast, or in what direction the observer is traveling. Since light travels at the speed of light relative to anything, everything, there is no time in the realm of light (also it is by no means clear that light is bound by the laws of space, see the new work on entangled photons that appear to communicate instantaneously no matter how far apart) . Strange but true. The eight odd seconds that light takes to reach you from the sun is your time, not light's. As a poet I recommend that you read the new cosmology, it is very strange but very beautiful.

  • Stewart Mckenzie (3/28/2005 2:29:00 PM)

    A Buddhist monk was once asked if art could be a path to enlightenment. He answered that it was a good way to start but the danger was that one became attached to one's creations.

    I send you to renderings of D. T. Suzuki's translations of Kaku-an's poems for the first and eighth oxherding pictures.

    Searching For The Ox (first oxherding picture)
    Kaku-an Shi-en
    Sung Dynasty China ca.1300 AD

    Alone in the wild
    Lost in the forest
    The boy searches searches
    The flooding streams
    The distant mountains
    The endless path
    In despair
    Nowhere to go
    At dusk he hears only cicadas
    Buzzing in the maple woods

    From a translation by D. T. Suzuki

    Ox and Man Vanish (eighth oxherding picture)
    Kaku-an Shi-en
    Sung Dynasty China ca.1300 AD

    Nothing there
    No whip - no rope - no man - no ox
    Who can tell the size of the sky?
    No snowflakes fall above the fire
    When all this is so
    The ancient Mind appears

    From a translation by D. T. Suzuki

  • Derek Germain (3/23/2005 7:42:00 PM)

    I like the Haiku's. I thought they were supposed to be 5 syllables,7 syllables, and the 5 again....?

Best Poem of john tiong chunghoo

01 And The Moon And The Stars And The World

long walk at night
the breeze freezes my spirit
the moon warms it up
pulling at my poetic soul
the crickets sing their poems to the night
a million other insects contribute their share
to loosen up the night
for lovers, husbands and wives
while a tide of words too
creeps in all directions in my mental sphere
saturates the poetic bar of the intellect
waiting to be strummed into verses
the rhythm swims along with them
as i write out verse by verse
the moon my friend shares its light
the night wind inspires
lovelorn stars wave all the way
a ...

Read the full of 01 And The Moon And The Stars And The World

Soses Crowding The Sky

stars are
night sky

that every
glitter would
soon be
by darkness

returned to bellies
of earth

builds on
wiith each
passing cousin

these last
sos messages
crowding sky

sos'es to help
us help ourselves

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